Mare’s milk is unique – foals do not thrive on cow’s milk. To use cow’or goat milk as a replacement can cause difficulties for the orphan foal, reducing their chances of healthy development. Vetpro Foalmilk does not contain colostrum – this must be given to the foal within four hours of birth and prior to any other nutrients, even milk or water.
Comparison of main ingredients:
Mares Milk – Vetpro FoalMilk – Goats Milk – Cows Milk
Fat 15% – 12% – 34% – 29%
Protein 22.8% – 22% – 25% – 25%
Sugar 58.8% – 50% – 31% – 38%
Although the main use is to nourish an orphan foal, it is also useful as a supplement for a foal whose dam has insufficient milk, or added dry to foal feed at weaning.
Vetpro Foalmilk is also ideal as a liquid supplement for aged horses who have difficulty eating hard feed, horses in poor condition and lactating mares.
Available in a 2.5 kg bag (emergency packs) or a 10 kg bag. Both bags come complete with sterilizing tablets, measure scoop, teat and full instructions, plus hints on managing the orphan foal.
Each 100 gm of Vetpro Foalmilk contains:
Vitamin A 2500iu
Vitamin D 250iu
Vitamin E 15iu
Vitamin B1 3 mg
Vitamin B2 1.5 mg
Vitamin 6 1.5 mg
Vitamin B12 5mg
Folic Acid 1.5 mg
Niacin 2.5 mg
Pantothenic Acid 2.5 mg